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Japan's SoftBank invests in taxi-hailing app GrabTaxi

SINGAPORE - Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp has pumped in $250 million to become the top investor in Southeast Asian mobile taxi-booking application GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, its biggest investment in a Southeast Asian Internet firm.

North Korea surfaces in Sony investigators' probe into hack

Hackers used tools in a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that were based on ones used in similar attacks conducted against South Korea by North Korea, a person familiar with the company's investigation said on Wednesday.

'Google should pay authors for scanned books'

NEW YORK - Google Inc's massive effort to scan millions of books for a digital library violates copyright law, illegally depriving authors of licensing fees, royalties and sales, a lawyer for a group of authors told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday.

G-Xchange appoints new president

Globe Telecom's G-Xchange Inc. said it has appointed Xavier Marzan as president, concurrent to his role as chief operating officer.

Seiko Epson to build printer plant in Philippines

(UPDATE) -- Seiko Epson Corp. said Wednesday it will build a new plant in the Philippines to expand its production of projectors and inkjet printers in the country.

Sony Pictures struggles to recover 8 days after cyber attack

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON/BOSTON - Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit.

Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles

Facebook Argentina was ordered to pay a firefighter one million pesos ($177,000) for failing to comply with an order to delete insulting fake profiles of the plaintiff, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday.

Steve Jobs emails revealed in Apple iPod antitrust trial

The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court.

North Korea, other nations among suspects in Sony hack -source

U.S. investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that knocked out the company's computer systems for over a week, according to a U.S. national security official with knowledge of the investigation.

Apple heads to trial over digital music claims

OAKLAND, California - Apple Inc. will defend against allegations that it abused a monopoly position in the digital music player market as it heads to trial in a case that could cost the company about $1 billion if it loses.